Charmaine Dunmow BSc.(Hons),UKCP, MBACP
I am an Accredited Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I offer counselling on a short or long term basis in Saffron Walden in Essex. I enjoy working individually, with couples and other relationships.
Making the decision to come for counselling is the first step on the journey to discovering and understanding more about yourself, your relationships and your place in the world.
What I can help with:
- Support through unexpected life events, period of change and loss
- Exploring, understanding and learning to manage overwhelming emotions
- Reconnecting or finding a greater sense of purpose
- Releasing old patterns of behaviour that no longer work
- Developing more fulfilling relationships
- Realising your inner potential
How I work -
Within the safety of the therapeutic relationship I focus on how my client experiences his or her life in the present. Every client has a unique situation and is considered as a whole. I encourage my client to explore and develop their own self awareness so it is made possible for them to begin to identify what it is that is needed in his/her life now. At the core of our work we will be looking at relationships in all their dimensions.
As a relational, integrative counsellor my approach is always collaborative. Building a warm, non- judgemental, secure relationship will become a fundamental part of our work together.
I draw on theories and concepts from the three main schools of thought: Humanistic, Analytic and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT). My work is much guided by Attachment Theory. My approach acknowledges the crucial inter-relationship of body and mind.
Talking, being heard and being understood on a deeper level can bring about profound change.
Some clients prefer to just talk, while others connect more easily using other forms of creative expression such as working with image and metaphor, guided visualisation, puppetry, dreams, collage, story enactment, poetry, music or writing.
I have significant experience working with anxiety, developmental trauma and emotional neglect, relationship issues, work related stress, change, bereavement, low self esteem and transitional life stages including the bridge from adolescence to adulthood, midlife and beyond.
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
― C.G. Jung.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc. (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling
Diploma Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
Somatic Trauma Therapy Training
Creative Therapy - Adults
Stress Reduction Mindfulness
Person Centred Art Therapy Skills
Attachment theory and development
Anxiety & Depression
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Photos & videos
Individual 60 minute session: £60.00 Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
Saturday - £60.00
Couples and Relationship sessions: £75.00 (1hr)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon, Tues, Wed. & Saturday appointments
Types of client
Supervision & training